Discussion of the Oregon Death Penalty

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Discussion of the Oregon Death Penalty

Guest speaker will be Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon State Prison and supervisor of the only executions in Oregon in the past 50 years.

The documentary film Race to Execution by Rachel Lyon will also be shown. The compelling and original investigation into America's death penalty probes how racial discrimination infects the capital punishment system. The film reveals how the racial portrayal of perpetrators and victims in the media often stereotypes people of color to play into jurors' potential biases.

The free discussion and film showing are sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (www.oadp.org).

Event Time: 7:00pm

Ike Box Coffee House
299 Cottage St.
Salem, OR 97301
United States